PMI Michiana Chapter

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Events Archive

It’s time for PMI Michiana Annual Meeting.  Join us Sept 6th at Chicory Event Center for a great evening.  We will start with a great dinner at 5:30, with our business meeting starting at 6.  At 6:30 our speaker, Bill Coughlin, takes over. 

Bill has served as Leadership Development Coach at Lippert for almost 9 years, with over 30 years experience in management and leadership.  He has studied at Georgia Institute of Technology as well as Notre Dame – Mendoza College of Business.  He also volunteers with the St Joe Student Development Entrepreneurial Program and serves as Chairman of the Board for Walnut Hill Early Childhood Center.   He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, combined with a great sense of humor and strong communication skills, bringing energy and excitement to everything he does. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the chapter’s achievements and plans for 2023.

5:30       Dinner and Networking

6:00        Annual Meeting

6:30        Presentation – Change Management



Event Date 09-06-2022 5:30 pm
Event End Date 09-06-2022 7:30 pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Individual Price $10.00


Join us from 5:30 - 6:00pm for dinner and networking

6:00 - 7:00 Trivia Event

7:00 - 7:30 Real World SME Discussion

Event Date 06-14-2022 5:30 pm
Event End Date 06-14-2022 7:30 pm
Cut off date 06-14-2022 9:00 pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Individual Price $20.00

Our meeting this month will be  a tour and presentation of the newly renovated St Joseph County Library. 

Meet at the library at 6:00.  We will be at the main branch

6:00 - 7:00 Speaker / Tour

No Real World SME Discussion This Month

Event Date 05-10-2022 5:30 pm
Event End Date 05-10-2022 7:00 pm
Cut off date 05-10-2022 9:00 pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Individual Price $10.00

Please join us for our April Chapter Meeting!  We will be gathering for a virtual learning experience this month.

The April meeting speaker will be Carl Prichard

Topic: The Fine Art of Story-Telling

This hour looks at why story telling is among the most effective means to communicate messages and the tricks and techniques associated with sharing a good story.  The emphasis is on how to use stories to get across complex concepts and share detailed information in ways that others can remember and in ways that open the door for greater understanding.  Carl will also examine the “echo effect” associated with effective story sharing.

About our speaker:

Carl is the principal and founder of Pritchard Management Associates.  He is recognized lecturer, author, researcher, and instructor. As a lecturer he is considered a leading authority on risk and communications management and presents on a variety of management topics, ranging from project essentials to the complexities of network diagramming and team motivation. As an author and researcher, he has published articles on project management language, advances in risk management, and on the challenges of training on the Internet. His work as an instructor has taken him around the world, training with some of the leading international training organizations, as well as for private clients and the Project Management Institute®. He is the U.S. Correspondent for the U.K. project management journal, Project Manager Today.

Carl has recorded presentations for international conferences on DVD and developed on-line training for the Project Management Institute. He was also the architect of ESI International’s landmark programs in distance learning. He serves on the Board of Directors for ProjectConnections.Com and recently recorded an extensive audio training program, The Portable PMP® Prep with Bruce Falk.

Carl has served as a semi-final judge in PMI’s annual “Project of the Year” competition, and served the Federal Highways Administration as a judge in their biennial project competition.

Carl regularly consults and coaches on project management, presentation skills, risk, e-learning, and course development with a variety of organizations. He serves on the board of directors and presents podcasts for He holds a B.A. from the Ohio State University, and is a Project Management Professional® as certified by the Project Management Institute.

He has authored over 100 articles, multiple white papers, five textbooks and several chapters in other authors’ compendia. He researches and explores topics ranging from team interaction to risk management to energizing project teams. He is also the creator of the Project PoDUcasts on and Critical Path: The Game©, both unique ventures in the project management training realm.


Join us from 5:30 - 6:00 for a chance to network with your fellow chapter members.

6:00 - 7:00 Speaker

7:00 - 7:30 Real World SME Discussion

Event Date 04-12-2022 5:30 pm
Event End Date 04-12-2022 7:30 pm
Cut off date 04-11-2022 9:00 pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Individual Price $20.00

Connection Between Corporate Strategy and PMO

Speaker: Rob Nowak – Project Manager and Strategist at Lippert Components


  • Born and raised in Michigan
  • Career focus has been on Operations, Strategy, and Project Management
  • Passionate about finding ways to drive organizational change and transformation! Whether building new teams, developing new products/services, or developing/executing detailed plans; I believe PEOPLE are the reason we succeed.

Biggest Career Wins: Big Bang implementation of D365 across 40 plants and adoption of a strategic model called OGSM.

Biggest Challenge: Convincing leaders and team members that “planning” has a big pays off, whether for projects or for strategy.  

PMI Goal: To share how one strategy model I’m using is impacting the company I work for.


Join us from 5:30 - 6:00 for a chance to network with your fellow chapter members.

6:00 - 7:00 Speaker

7:00 - 7:30 Real World SME Discussion

Event Date 03-08-2022 5:30 pm
Event End Date 03-08-2022 7:30 pm
Cut off date 03-07-2022 9:00 pm
Capacity: Unlimited
Individual Price $20.00


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